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The Inquiry. Written in the last Century

tion-Mutual Forbearance necessary to the

The diverting History of John Gilpin; show- Happiness of the Married State Cowper 838

ing how he went farther than he intended,

The Winter Nosegay

and came safe home again

Couper 811 Boadicea, on Ode

An Evening Contemplation in a College; in Heroism
Imitation of Gray's Elegy in a Country Art above Nature

Peter Pindar 840


Duncombe 814 The Crooked Sixpence

Bramston 841

The Three Warnings. A Tale Mrs. Thrale 815 The Copper Farthing

Pemington 842

The Cit's Country Box

Lloyd 816 The School Boy. By the Rev. Mr. Maurice,

Report of an adjudged Case, not to be found in Author of the Indian Antiquities. Written

any of the Books

Cowper 817

by him at a very early Age -

On the Birth-Day of Shakspeare. A Canto Written in a Lady's Ivory Table-book, 1699

Berenger 817

Swift 846

On the Invention of Letters

817 Mrs. Harris's Petition. 1699 -

The Answer-On a Spider

- 818 A Description of the Morning. 1709 847

The Extent of Cookery

Shenstone 818 A Description of a City Shower. In Imitation

Slender's Ghost

ib. 818 of Virgil's Georgics. 1710


Hamlet's Soliloquy imitated

Jago 818 On the little House by the Church-yard of Cas-

To the Memory of George Lewis Langton, Esq. tlenock. 1710

who died on his Travels tu Rome Shipley 819 The Fable of Midas. 1711

The Brewer's Coachman

Taylor 819 A Dialogue between a Member of Parliament

Ode on the Death of Matzel, a favorite Bull- and his Servant, in imitation of Horace, Sat.
finch. Addressed to Philip Stanhope, Esq.

II. vii. First printed in 1752

(natural Son to the Earl of Chesterfield), to The Intruder. In Imitation of Horace, Sat.
whom the Author had given the Reversion I. ix. First printed in 1754

of it when he left Dresden Williams 819 Horace, Book I. Ep. vii. Addressed to the

To-morrow-On Lord Cobham's Gardens To Earl of Oxford. 1713.

a Child five Years Old

Cotton 820 | Horace, Book II. Sat. vi.

To Miss Fortescue

Littlelon 820 | A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods be-

To Mr. West, at Wickham, 1740

ib. 820 longing to Dr. Swift, Vicar of Laracor; upon

The Temple of the Muses. To the Countess lending his House to the Bishop of Meath,


till his Palace was rebuilt

To a Lady who sung in too low a Voice 820 An Elegy on the Death of Demar the Usurer,

To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th,

who died the 6th of July 1720

1767. Written in France Wilkes 821 Epitaph on a Miser-To Mrs. Houghton of

To Miss Wilkes, on her Birth-Day, Aug. 16th, Bormount, upon praising her Husband to

1768. Written in Prison

ib. 821 Dr. Swift-Dr. Delany's Villa


An Ode in Imitation of Alcæus Sir W. Jones 821 Mary the Cook-Maid's Letter to Dr. Sheri-

The Choice of a Wife by Cheese. Capt. Thomson 821 dan, 1723

The Choice

Pornfret 822 Riddles, by Dr. Swift and his Friends, written

To my Candle

Peter Pindar 823

in or about the Year 1724-On a Pen


Presented together with a Knife by the Rev. On Gold-On a Corkscrew-On a Circle-On

Samuel Bishop, Head Master of Merchant Ink-On the Five Senses


Taylor's School, to his Wife on her Wedding- On an Echo-On a Shadow in a Glass-On

Day, which happened to be her Birth-Day

Time-On the Vowels-On Snow-On a

and New Year's Day


By the same, with a Ring

824 To Quilca, a Country-House of Dr. Sheridan,

The Family Fireside

Bishop 824 in no very good Repair. 1725-The grand


ib. 825

Question debated, Whether Hamilton's Bawn

To a young Lady, with a Copy of Moore's should be turned into a Barrack or a Malt-


ib. 825

House. 1729

The Library

ib, 826 On the Death of Dr. Swift, occasioned by read-


ils. 827

ing the following Maxim in Rochefoucault,

On Instruments of Music

ib. 827

“Dans l'adversité de nos meilleurs amis,

The Art of Dancing. Inscribed to the Rt. Hon. “ nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui

the Lady Fanny Fielding

“ ne nous deplait pas."

Whitsuntide. Written at Winchester College, on

The Author -

Churchill 865

the immediate Approach of the Holidays 833 A poor Woman's Lamentation on her Son being

slain in a Field of Battle
An Elegy on the Death of a mad Dog Goldsmith 833 Lines on a Bull given to promote the Silk Ma-
L'Allegro; or Fun, a Parody



The Picture

Cunningham 835 On the late Queen of France -

The Modern Fine Gentleman. Written in the Verses by Dr. Glynn


Year 1746

Soame Jenyns 835 Hohenlinden, the Scene of an Engagement be-

An Epistle, written in the Country, to ihe tween the French and Imperialists, in which

Right Honorable the Lord Lovelace, then in the former were conquered - Campbell 869

Town, September 1735

il. 836 A British War Song -


Horace. Book II. Ode 10

Cowper 838 The Lotos of Egypt

Maurice 870

A Reflection on the foregoing Ode - ib. 838 Alonzo the Brave and the Fair Imogene

The Shrubbery. Written in a Time of Amic-

M.G. Leuis 871

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Four Sonnets

Bowles 872 | The Pilgrim and the Peas Peter Pindar 933
Lines spoken by Mr. Thomas Knox at the an- A Country Bumpkin and the Razor-sellerib. 933

nual Visitation at Tunbridge School - 872 The Bald-pated Welchman and the Fly

Epigrams, Epitaphs, and other little Pieces 875—920

Somerville 934

The Incurious Bencher

ib. 934


ib. 935


The Oyster

il. 936

Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Sel- Epitaph on Miss Basnet, in Pancras Church-yard 936

kirk, during his solitary Abode in the Island


Thomson 936

of Juan Fernandez

Cowper 920 On Time

Anon. 936

Ode to Peace

ib. 921 My Mother


Human Frailty

ib. 921 The Butterfly's Ball

Roscoe 937

On observing some Names of little Note record-

ed in the Biographia Britannica

ib. 921


The Nightingale and the Glow-Worm ib. 921 Various -

from 937–967

On a Goldfinch starved to Death in his Cage zb. 922 The Spanish Lady's Love


The Pine-apple and the Bee

ib. 922 The Children in the Wood


The Poet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plantib. 922 The Hunting in Chevy-Chace


A Fable

ib. 923 Sir Cauline


The Love of the World detected

ib. 923 Robin Hood and of Gisborne


The Jackdaw

ib. 923 Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, &c.


The Country Parson's Blessings

924 Willow, Willow, Willow


On hearing of a Gentleman's Pocket being Barbara Allen's Cruelty



924 The Frolicsume Duke, or Tinker's Good For-

The Happy Fireside



The Retrospect of Life

924 Deatli's Final Conquest


An Invitation to the Country -

924 Gilderoy


Invitation to the feathered Race Graves 925 Bryan and Pereene, a West-Indian Ballad,

Aildress to a Nightingale

Thomson 925 founded on a real Fact that happened in the

Retaliation. A Poem

Guldsmith 925 Island of St. Cristopher's Grainger 987

Lines from Dr. Barnard, Dean of Derry, to Dr. Gentle River, gentle River

Percy 988

Goldsmith and Mr. Cumberland

927 Alcanzor and Zaida, a Moorish Tale -

ib. 989

On Dr. Goldsmith's Characteristical Cookery. A King Edward IV. and the Tanner of Tam-

Jeu d'Esprit

Garrick 927 worth


Jupiter and Mercury. A Fable

ib. 927 Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament


The Lamentation of Glumdalclitch for the Loss Corydon’s doleful Knell


of Grildrig

Gay 928 Old and young Courtier


A Receipt for stewing Veal -

ib. 928 Loyalty confined


Spring. " Au Ode -

Dr. Johnson 928 To Althea, from Prison


The Midsummer's Wish. An Ode ib. 929 The Braes of Yarrow, in Imitation of the an-

Autumn. An Ode

tient Scotch Manner


Winter. An Ode

ib. 930 Childe Waters


An Evening Ode. To Stella

ib. 930 The King and Miller of Mansfield


The Natural Beauty. To Stella

ib. 930 The Witches' Song -


The Vanity of Wealth

ib. 930 The Fairies' Farewell

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To Miss--, on her giving the Author a Unfading Beauty


Gold and Silk Net-work Purse of her own The Hermit

Beattie 1001

weaving -

ib. 9.30 A Pastoral Ballad. In Four Parts Shenstone 1001

To Lyce, an elderly Lady

ib. 931 A Pastoral Ballad

Byron 1003

Epitaph on Sir Thomas Hanmer

ib. 931 A Pastoral Ballad

Rowe 1003

Sonnets. Written at Wynslade in Hampshire A Fairy Tale

Parnell 1004

-On Bathing

Warton 931 Song

Thomson 1005

Written in a Blank Leaf of Dugdale's Monas- The Barber's Nuptials

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ticon_Written at Stonehenge — Written William and Margaret

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after seeing Wilton-House-To Mr. Gray Lucy and Colin

· 1007

-Sonnet-On King Arthur’s Round Table Songs. By Dildin


at Winchester-To the River Lolon ib. 932 PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES.

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§ 1. An Address to the Deity. Thomson. And ye five other wand'ring fires that more FATHER of light and life! Thou 600D In mystic dance, not without song, resound

His praise, who out of darkness call’d up light. O teach me what is good! Teach me thyself! Air, and ye Elements, the eldest birth Save me from folly, vanity, and vice,

Of nature's womb, that in quaternion run From every low pursuit! and feed my soul Perpetual circle, multiform; and nix With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss! [pure; Ye Mists and Exhalations that now rise

Vary to our great Maker still new praise. & 2. Adam and Eve, in a Morning Hymn, call From hill or steaming lake, dusky or grey,

upon all the Parts of the Creation to join with Till the sun paint your fleecy skirts with gold, them in extolling their common Maker. In honor to the world's great Author rise,

Milton. Whether to deck with clouds th' uncolor'd sky, These are Thy glorious works, Parent of good, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Rising or falling still advance his praise. Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then! His praise, yeWinds,that from fourquarters blow, Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these Heavens Breathe soft or loud; and waveyour tops, ye Pines, To us invisible, or dimly seen

With every plant in sign of worship wave.
In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Fountains, and ye that warble as ye flow,

Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine. Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Speak, ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, Join voices, all ye living Souls; ye Birds,
Angels; for ye behold him, and with songs That singing up to Heaven's gate ascend,
And choral symphonies, day without night, Bear on your wings and in your notes his praise.
Circle his throne rejoicing; ye in Heaven, Ye that in waters glide, and ye that walk
On Earth, join all ye creatures to extol The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep;
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end. Witness if I be silent, morn or even,
Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, To hill or valley, fountain, or fresh shade
If better thou belong not to the dawn, Made vocal by iny song, and taught his praise.
Sure pledge of day, thatcrown’stthe smiling morn Hail, universal Lord! be bounteous still
With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, To give us only good; and if the night
While day arises, that sweet hour of prime. Have gather'd aught of evil, or conceal'd,
Thou, Sun, of this great world both eye and soul, Disperse it, as now light dispels the dark.
Acknowledge him thy greater, sound his praise
In thy eternal course, both when thou climb'st, $ 3. Hymn on Gratitude. Addison.
And when high noon hast gain'd, and when thou When all thy mercies, O my God,

My rising soul surveys;
Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun, now fly'st Transported with the view, I'm lost
With the fix'd stars, fix'd in their orb that flies, In wonder, love, and praise.


Ere yet my

() how shall words with equal warmth Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, The gratitude declare

Amid the verdant landscape flow. That glows within my ravish'd heart?

Though in the paths of Death I tread, But thou canst read it there.

With gloomy horrors overspread, Thy providence my life sustain'd,

My stedfast heart shall sear no ill, And all my wants redress'd,

For thou, O Lord, art with me still; When in the silent womb I lay,

Thy friendly crook shall give me aid, And hung upon the breast.

And guide me through the dreadful shade. To all my weak complaints and cries

Though in a bare and rugged way, Thy mercy lent an ear,

Through devious lonely wilds I stray, feeble thoughts had learnt Thy bounty shall my pains beguile : To form themselves in pray'r.

The barren wilderness shall smile, Unnumber'd comforts to

With sudden greens and herbage crown'd;

And streams shall murmur all around.
Thy tender care bestow'd,
Before my infant heart conceiv'd
From whom those comforts flow'd.

§ 5. Another Hymn, from the beginning of the

19lh Psalm. Addison. When in the slipp'ry paths of youth With heedless steps I ran,

The spacious firmament on high, Thine arm unseen convey'd me safe,

With all the blue ethereal sky, And led me up to man.

And spangled Heavens, a shining frame,

Their great Original proclaim : Through hidden dangers, toils, and deaths,

Th’unwearied sun, from day to day, It gently clear'd my way,

Does his Creator's pow'r display, And through the pleasing snares of vice, And publishes to every

land More to be fear'd than they.

The work of an Almighty hand. When worn with sickness, oft hast thou

Soon as the evening shades prevail, With health renew'd my face,

The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And when in sins and sorrows sunk,

And nightly to the list'ning earth,
Reviv'd my soul with grace.

Repcats the story of her birth :
Thy bounteous hand with worldly bliss Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
Has made my cup run o'er,

And all the planets in their turn,
And in a kind and faithful friend

Confirm the tidings as they roll, Has doubled all my store.

And spread the truth from pole to pole. Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

What though in solemn silence all My daily thanks employ,

Move round the dark terrestrial ball ! Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

What though nor real voice nor sound That tastes those gifts with joy.

Amid their radiant orbs be found !

In reason's ear they all rejoice, Through every period of my

life Thy goodness I'll pursue ;

And utter forth a glorious voice, And after death in distant worlds

For ever singing as they shine,

“ The hand that made us is Divine." The glorious theme renew. When nature fails, and day and night

$ 6. Another Hymn. Mrs. Rowe. Divide thy works no more,

The glorious armies of the sky My ever grateful heart, O Lord,

To thee, Almighty King, Thy mercy shall adore.

Triumphant anthems consecrate,
Through all eternity to Thee

And hallelujahs sing.
A joyful song I'll raise,

But still their most exalted Aights
For O! eternity's too short

Fall vastly short of thee : To utter all thy praise.

How distant then must human praise

From thy perfection be! $ 4. Hymn on Providence. Addison. The Lord my pasture shall prepare,

Yet how, my God, shall I refrain, And feed me with a shepherd's care :

When to my ravish'd sense His presence shall my wants supply,

Each creature every-where around And guard me with a watchful eye;

Displays thy excellence ! My noon-day walks he shall attend,

The active lights that shine abore, And all my inidnight hours defend.

In their eternal dance, When in the sultry glebe I faint,

Reveal their skilful Maker's praise

With silent elegance.
Or on the thirsty imountains pant,
To fertile vales, and dewy meads,

The blushes of the morn confess
My weary wand'ring steps he leads ;

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When in the East its beams revive,

Ye fields of light, celestial plains,
To gild the fields of air.

Where gay transporting beauty reign,
The fragrant, the refreshing breeze

Ye scenes divinely fair !
Of ev'ry flow'ry bloom

Your Maker's wondrous pow'r proclaim,
In balmy whispers own, from Thee

Tell how he form'd your shining frame,
Their pleasing odours come.

And breath'd the fluid air.
The singing birds, the warbling winds,

Ye angels, catch the thrilling sound !

While all th' adoring thrones around
And waters murm'ring fall,
To praise the first Almighty Cause

His boundless mercy sing:
With diff'rent voices cal).

Let ev'ry list'ning saint above

Wake all the tuneful soul of love,
Thy num'rous works exalt thee thus,

And touch the sweetest string.
And shall I silent be?
No; rather let me cease to breathe,

Join, ye loud spheres, the vocal choir;
Than cease from praising 'Thee!

Thou dazzling orb of liquid fire,

The nighty chorus aid : $ 7. Another Hymn. Mrs. Rowe.

Soon as grey ev'ning gilds the plain,

Thou, moon, protract the melting strain,
Thou didst, О mighty God! exist

And praise him in the shade.
Ere time began its race ;
Before the ample elements

Thou heav’n of heav'ns, his vast abode,
Fill'd up ihe void of space :

Ye clouds, proclaim your forming God,

Who call'd yon worlds from night:
Before the pond'rous earthly globe
In fuid air was stay’d,

" Ye shades, dispel!”-th' Eternal said: Before the ocean's mighty springs

At once th' involving darkness fled,

And nature sprung to light. Their liquid stores display'd;

Whate'er a blooming world contains, Ere through the gloom of ancient night

That wings the air, that skims the plains, The streaks of light appear'd;

United praise bestow : Before the high celestial arch,

Ye dragons, sound his awful name Or starry poles were rear'd:

To heav'n aloud : and roar acclaim, Before the loud melodious spheres

Ye swelling deeps below: Their luneful round begun;

Let every element rejoice: Before the shining roads of heav'n

Ye thunders, burst with awful voice Were measur'd by the sun :

To him who bids you roll; Ere through the empyrean courts

His praise in softer notes declare, One hallelujah rung;

Each whispering breeze of yielding air, Or to their barps the sons of light

And breathe it to the soul. Ecstatic anthems sung:

To him, ye graceful cedars, bow; Ere men ador’d, or angels knew,

Ye tow'ring mountains, bending low, Or prais'd thy wondrous name ;

Your great Creator own; Thy bliss, O sacred Spring of life !

Tell, when affrighted nature shook, Thy glory, was the same.

How Sinai kindled at his look,

And trembled at his frown.
And when the pillars of the world
With sudden ruin break,

Ye flocks that haunt the humble vale,
And all this vast and goodly frame

Ye insects Antt'ring on the gale, Sinks in the mighty wreck ;

In mutual concourse rise; When from her orb the moon shall start,

Crop the gay rose's vermeil bloom, Th' astonish'd sun roll back,

And waft its spoils, a sweet perfume, And all the trembling starry lamps

In incense to the skies. Their ancient course forsake;

Wake, all ye mounting tribes, and sing; For ever permanent and fix’d,

Ye plumy warblers of the spring, From agitation free,

Harinonious anthems raise Unchang'd in everlasting years,

To him who shap'd your finer mould, Shall thy existence be.

Who tipp'd your glitt'ring wings with gold,

And tun'd your voice to praise. $ 8. Another Hynn, from Psalm 148th. Ogilvie. Let man by nobler passions sway'd, Begin, my soul, th' exalted lay!

The feeling heart, the judging head, Let each enraptur'd thought obey,

In heav'nly praise employ; And praise the Almighty's name: Spread his tremendous name around, Lo! heaven and earth, and seas and skies, Till heav'n's broad arch rings back the In one melodious concert rise,

sound, To swell th' inspiring theme.

The gen'ral burst of joy.

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